The new addition to Dolphin Geophysical’s fleet, the Polar Marquis, has finalised its first powerful solution contract survey in the Black Sea, the company stated in its Q3 financial highlights.
The survey was conducted with a record spread of 14 streamers at 100 metre separation, positioning Dolphin as one of only two contractors with proven experience of towing wide 14 streamer configurations.
Dolphin secured this job in April this year, prior to Polar Maruis delivery. Polar Marquis has formally been taken on charter in May from GC Rieber Shipping for a firm period of 3.5 years with 2+2 years options.
According to the previous statement, Dolphin’s vessel completed a significant seismic and propulsion upgrade and will provide the safe capacity to operate 16 streamers with 100 meters separation. This will put the vessel among the top ten seismic vessels in the world.
Next year, during Q2 of 2015 Dolphin will be taking delivering of the Polar Empress, a 22 streamer, purpose-built, high capacity, 3D vessel boasting over 300 tons of bollard pull.
Subsea World News Staff